contains 20 complete science lesson plans, daily suggestions for language and literacy lessons, daily math lessons, and weekly suggestions for materials and activities to be included in all areas of center-based play. Learning to identify and name colors is one goal that parents and teachers have for preschoolers. Through participation in the Color
activities, children not only learn color names but also begin to understand how colors are related to one another and how primary colors can be combined to create secondary colors. Children will participate in many different activities using color materials and will talk with adults and other children as they do so. Additionally, the children will become familiar with the science cycle, understand how to make a prediction and compare it with findings, become familiar with new vocabulary words used in the context of the science activities, and begin to understand how to sort and categorize materials by their characteristics and to follow simple patterns.
Becoming Familiar with the Structure of ScienceStart! Lesson Plans
The following link contains an overview of the month long ScienceStart! unit Color. The overview describes the topic of each lesson, the children’s book that is used as part of the science cycle for the lesson, and the literacy and math highlights for each week.
To view four different samples of complete one day lesson plans from our monthly units please visit Sample Daily Lesson Plans. Each day’s lesson plan is structured in the same way, with three pages that describe how to teach the lesson.
· The first page provides an overview of the lesson and a list of open-ended questions that can be used in discussing the topic.
· The second page provides suggestions for incorporating instruction in language and literacy into the lesson.
· The third page offers guidelines for using the science inquiry cycle as a framework for investigating the topic as well as a sidebar with suggested math activities.